Sunday, June 26, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Sunday’s Child has awarded two separate charity grants of $35,500 each at our 2nd annual membership meeting held yesterday, June 26th, 2016 at The Maritime Place (Studer Building at the Maritime Park).  Congratulations to The Beacon and First City Arts Center! The two winners were announced following presentations by each of the finalists and a live vote by Sunday’s Child members.

The Beacon (category of Family & LGBT) Rapid Re-Housing Project  is a project to calm the homeless crisis.  Expedition of the re-housing of homeless families and single women is accomplished by providing rent and utilities assistance.  The project also focuses on rebuilding client’s problem-solving and decision making skills to make the program sustainable.  The result of this project will increase the capacity to serve an increased number of new clients due to the expedited process of re-housing.
First City Arts Center (category of Arts, Culture & Education) 2000 Degrees: A Portable Glass Arts Education Program will allow FCAC to outreach in every direction and to include the maximum number of people in the glass education programs. This is done through the use of a portable glass studio.  A fully equipped, portable glass blowing studio can drive to the doorstep of any school, festival or function. The goal of this program is to teach design charrettes and provide educational demonstrations for students and the general public. An increase of public participation by 100% in the first year will be achieved by visiting at least two schools each month throughout the year and by participating in community festival throughout the area.

To see The Pulse's article "SUNDAY’S CHILD ANNOUNCES $71K IN GRANT AWARDS,"  go here.

To see Pensacola News Journal article Today's article "Sunday's Child Award Winners Announced,"  go here.

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